Affiliation and Leadership

Riverbend TEC is affiliated with the National TEC Conference and operates in collaboration with the Diocese of New Ulm, Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry.

Leadership for Riverbend TEC is provided by a Coordinator who works closely with an advisory council consisting of a priest as well as youth and adults who have been involved in TEC. The council meets monthly to facilitate and guide the program.

Riverbend TEC Council  
Region 8 TEC Coordinator
Brett MathiowetzEmail Brett
Riverbend TEC Coordinator - Communications
Marie RiceEmail Marie
Riverbend TEC Coordinator - Communications
Peggy LenzEmail Peggy
Riverbend TEC Coordinator - Admin & Logistics
Pat & Barb VerlyEmail Pat & Barb
Spiritual Director
Fr. George SchmitEmail Fr. George
Assistant Spiritual Director
Fr. Andy MichelsEmail Fr. Andy
Riverbend TEC Coordinator Emeritus
Fr. Denny LabatEmail Fr. Denny
Riverbend TEC Adult RepresentativesStart of Council Term:
Catie LokenEmail Catie2018
Joe NeumannEmail Joe2018
Alex RohlikEmail Alex2018
Vicky RasmussenEmail VickyNovember 2019
Melissa NeumannEmail MelissaNovember 2019
Michael KoesterEmail MichaelNovember 2019
Pam LokenEmail PamNovember 2019

Riverbend TEC is continuously seeking inspired youth and adults of all ages to serve on the Riverbend TEC council. Of course, leadership roles within Riverbend TEC are not limited to the council. Riverbend TEC actively nourishes the next generation of TEC leaders whom are relied on to evangelize as well as contribute various roles during TEC retreats. To accomodate this goal, Riverbend TEC holds a leadership training program each year to help individuals understand and develop their unique gifts, and most importantly provides encouragement toward how such gifts can better serve our Lord through TEC and beyond.

If you are interested in serving on the council or if you would like more information about the Riverbend TEC leadership development program please contact Riverbend TEC today!